Every Day is Valentine’s Day for Recruiters - Here is the [Photo] Proof

February 14, 2017

For better or worse, February 14 - the beloved and dreaded Valentine’s Day - comes once a year. We get love notes, flowers, chocolates...or avoid the whole darn thing.

But for you, recruiting badasses, Valentine’s Day is no big deal. Why? Because for you, it’s a love fest all year round. You’re being wooed by candidates who want the job you’re hiring for. You’re changing lives and connecting people to jobs they love. And that means some well deserved warm and fuzzy thank you’s coming your way on a regular basis.

But don’t take our word for it - here is evidence of the thoughtful (and clever) gifts recruiters have received from hopeful and happy candidates:

You never know when a chocolate bar resume will land on your desk.

One candidate, Renata Chunderbalsingh, sent recruiters chocolate bars from Lindt cleverly wrapped with her professional skills and attributes in the nutritional label section. Here’s the reaction from recruiter Gemma Lewis, who shared a photo of the edible resume on LinkedIn:

Good stuff. Literally. Read the full article here.  

And if you’re not into chocolate, donut resumes might do the trick.

Lukas Yla, a 25-year-old marketing professional looking his next gig in San Francisco, delivered donut-resumes to recruiters at area marketing agencies and tech firms by posing as a Postmates delivery person.

No, these definitely won’t end up in the trash

For recruiters, there’s no shortage of well-deserved flowers.

These recruiters are two of many who receive “thank you” flowers on the reg.

And meaningful thank you (verging on love) notes

Never underestimate the impact you can have on others’ lives. These recruiters received many thanks from their happy candidates (some more poetic than others):

Many many many thanks...

But it doesn’t stop there - recruiters 21 and over can expect more extravagant gifts of appreciation.

Happy any-day-of-the-year indeed. 

And last but not least, literal “I love you’s”

It’s hard for a happy candidate to hold back when they are feeling the love.

These are just a few of the amazing ways candidates show their appreciate for recruiters year round. When you're changing peoples lives, their appreciation can make every day feel like Valentine's Day. 

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Though, I’m sure it feels like any other day.

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